Monday, June 25, 2012

Hollyhocks in Zionsville

























SOLD
Oil on Panel
18"x24"

This was the painting I completed for the Zionsville Paintout. I was pleased with the end result. A funny comment made to one of my painter friends from a studio painter was..."there is no way Jerry did that painting in the allotted time." We actually had 7 hours, and I finished this in less than 3 hours.

I think studio painters need to try the plein air painting experience now and then and see what can happen in a shortened period of time.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Botanical Garden Sunflowers

























SOLD
Oil on Panel
12"x16"

This was one of the award winners at the Owensboro Paintout, sponsored by the Owensboro Museum. Since I couldn't get a good view of the river and bridge because of construction, I headed to the Botanical Garden in search of shade. Found a perfect spot and painted from a large plant of big sunflowers.

Botanical Garden



















Oil on Panel
12"x16"

This was one of the paintings from the Owensboro Paintout, sponsored by the Owensboro Museum. It was one of those 90+ days and I painted this from the shade of a small tree in late afternoon.

Hollyhocks in Zionsville

























Oil on Panel
12"x16"

The finished product

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hollyhocks in Zionsville

























Oil on Canvas Board
12"x16"

Monday I had some time to scout out some new painting sites in Zionsville for their upcoming printout. I saw these hollyhocks and thought I would give it a try. They reminded me of the flowers my grandmother had along her fence row many years ago.

During the 2 hour painting, I had to keep reminding myself...design, contrast and yes, color.